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ID number:  BIRBI-38.14
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Title / Object name:  Commode
Object type:  Furniture
Culture:  French
Date made:  18th century
Materials:  Parquetry on a harewood ground, with ormulu
Measurements:  88 x 114 x 58.8 cm
Provenance:  Purchased at Christie's, 15 December 1938, Lot 69, for £525 (with Lot 68)
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This piece is thought to have been made by Martin Carlin who became a member of the guild of furniture-makers ('menuisiers-ebenistes') in Paris in 1766 and died in 1785.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Stamped twice: M.CARLIN.

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